On the History Channel series, Alone, Callie North appears to be disconnected with reality when she first builds herself a chair instead of a shelter. (She used the chair to sit and admire the beauty of her Patagonia “home!”)
Later, it becomes clear that she knew the priority of fortifying her mind with beauty and gratitude in order to sustain her body through the rigors of the ordeal. While her competitors were wrestling with their demons of hunger and discontent, Callie appeared physically and mentally strong, even light-hearted. If not forced to tap out due to infected spider bites, her unorthodox strategy may have brought her the win.
It certainly brought me inspiration…and the message to keep my priorities right.
(I don’t usually watch this series, but so glad I “met” Callie North!)